MINI makes lots of variants on the original hatchback, some of which are interesting and some of which are downright odd. This one looks good though, and it's the first time a normal size five door MINI hatch has been available.
|MINI Hatch Cooper S Five Door|
Whilst MINI won't make a production version of the Rocketman concept we'll have to make do with the rest of the range, which has just grown by an extra model - the five door hatch.
Yes you can already buy five door MINIs but they're gargantuan. This, meanwhile, is just 161mm longer and 11mm taller than the standard (three door) hatch.
Engines remain the same as for the three door with the exception of a new Cooper SD which has 170hp, does 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and returns 68.9mpg. And is a diesel. Better to buy the petrol powered Cooper S which has 192bhp and does 0-62 in 6.8 seconds.
Prices are £600 more than the three door, which makes the Cooper £15,900, Cooper S £19,255, Cooper D £17,095 and Cooper SD £20,050.
By Matt Hubbard